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Hi, I have a decent sized squishy lump on the inside of my leg. Its quite painful and stings when touched. It feels abit like chafing?

Hi, I have a decent sized squishy lump on the inside of my leg. Its quite painful and stings when touched. It feels abit like chafing?

Abscess, boil?: If you have a newly tender lump it could be a skin infecton: boil (aka abscess, furuncle, carbuncle). Don't squeeze it. Apply warm compresses. (heat on 30 minutes off an hour) 4 times or so a day. If it is as large as a walnut and squshy it might needed to be drained. Your doc or an UC can do this. If you have fever over 101, red streaks going up your leg, and it gets bigger rapidly, go to ER ...Read more

Chafing (Definition)

Chafing is skin irritation because of something rubbing against the skin, such as from clothing or sports equipment. Helpful ideas include avoiding rough clothing, wearing 100\% cotton fabric, cutting off clothing tags, or changing to different types of sports clothes and sports activities to decrease the rubbing on ...Read more


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What's a fast cure for chafing on inner thigh I'm a contractor so I sweat a lot and its a pain?

What's a fast cure for chafing on inner thigh I'm a contractor so I sweat a lot and its a pain?

Friction cz's sores: The most likely reason for your problem is a combination of your sweating which reduces the natural lubrication of the skin and thus increases the risk of damage as well as the friction from your thighs rubbing. You need to consider wearing undergarments that completely cover these areas like boxer briefs, apply powder to the areas to absorb moisture/reduce the friction, and skin cream after work. ...Read more

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How do I lighten the dark skin on my inner thighs due to chafing?

How do I lighten the dark skin on my inner thighs due to chafing?

Skin lightening: There are the otc products like meladerm cream, dermology skin brightener and skin bright skin brightener that work welll. There is also kojic acid, ambi fade cream, palmers fade cream, and others. Your dermatologist can write for a stronger bleaching cream called hydroquinone. ...Read more

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What can you use for painful chafing along inner thighs and testicles?

What can you use for painful chafing along inner thighs and testicles?

Fungal infection: Painful chafing along inner thighs and scrotum sounds like a fungal infection. Are testes themselves painful? If yes, need to see urologist. If not, likely fungal infection of skin; keeping the area dry and clean will help to rid this issue. If it is not improved with using Miconazole nitrate 2% powder (available over the counter), you should see dermatologist or urologist. ...Read more

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I am 22 yrs weighed about 325 pbs, my inner thighs have discolration bumps, boils and chafing in the groin area?

I am 22 yrs weighed about 325 pbs, my inner thighs have discolration bumps, boils and chafing in the groin area?

Friction & moisture: This is not an common problem is overweight individuals. Constant friction against clothing and the opposing inner thigh & the increased moisture that comes with it causes chaffing and lead to clogged pores which in turn causes bumps & boils. The discolorations suggests a chronic condition. 100% cotton linen clothing may afford some relief. Weight loss is advised. Topical medications are available. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my chafed thighs heal?

Is there a way to help my chafed thighs heal?

Reduce Friction: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Friction and constant exposure to moisture (sweat) reduces protective skin oils is the cz. Underwear may also contribute by bunching or itself causing friction. Trying different undergarments, applying thick protective skin cream, stop intense activity for a while and see. ...Read more

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I am overweight. Why do I have black marks between my thighs after chafing?

I am overweight. Why do I have black marks between my thighs after chafing?

Skin oils: Skin oils can accumulate in the areas of skin that are rubbing together and create darkening. Vigorous scrubbing of the skin may reduce the coloring. Best treatment is to stop the chafing with weight loss, but covering the skin (pants or stockings) will also reduce the problem. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of inner thigh rash from chafing?

How can I get rid of inner thigh rash from chafing?

Get checked: Some rashes caused by weight gain are fungal in origin. An otc antifugal might work, if not improved see your physician also try to do something to prevent the contiued chafing. ...Read more

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My thighs rub togather when I walk and now my vagina burns could my vagina be chafing?

My thighs rub togather when I walk and now my vagina burns could my vagina be chafing?

Infection: You could have an infection from heat, humidity and poor hygeine. See your gyn doc. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of inner thigh fat? Thighs not large 4 my size, but hips r narrow & constant chafing occurs. Pain & folliculitis. Need 2 lose fat

How can I get rid of inner thigh fat? Thighs not large 4 my size, but hips r narrow & constant chafing occurs. Pain & folliculitis. Need 2 lose fat

Diet: You cannot control the fat distribution in your body. You need to take lots of weight off if you are obese, and after that if you are still having difficulty with the thighs you may want to see a plastic surgeon about liposuction, or some other technique. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have huge welts on my inner thighs. Yesterday it was hot and my legs were rubbing together so I thought it was just chafing but not sure if allergie?

I have huge welts on my inner thighs. Yesterday it was hot and my legs were rubbing together so I thought it was just chafing but not sure if allergie?

Hives: Hives can be caused by a variety of different things. Certainly pressure on the skin, tight clothing/waistbands, and heat can all cause hives to flare, especially in people who have a tendency to get hives. If no trouble breathing, no wheeze, no cough, no throat swelling, and no other signs of severe allergy, I wouldn't worry. You can try antihistamine for relief. ...Read more

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What are some advices on blister care and high heeled shoes + thigh chafing?

What are some advices on blister care and high heeled shoes + thigh chafing?

Read below: For blister, sterilize a needle and poke one or 2 holes to get the fluid out, try to leave the skin over the blister. Vaseline is a very inexpensive product to put over areas that will normally get friction from exercise or overuse to an area. ...Read more

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I get heat rash or chafed between my legs on my inner thighs so bad I can hardly walk. How do I prevent this from happening?

I get heat rash or chafed between my legs on my inner thighs so bad I can hardly walk. How do I prevent this from happening?

Chafing: Skin chafing should be treated, so don't ignore it. Gently clean the chafed area with water and dry it thoroughly. After cleaning the area, apply a substance like petroleum jelly or hydrocortisone. If the area is very painful, swollen, bleeding, or crusted, your health care provider may recommend a stronger topical steroid. Zeasorb powder helps prevent chafing and is otc. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my thigh can u tell me what its?

No I cannot: There are numerous possible causes. Have it evaluated and then you will know. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a lump on the top of my thigh?

Please help! I have a lump on the top of my thigh?

This lump will need: To be examined to determine diagnosis and appropriate treatment options. ...Read more

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What is this lump under my skin on the side of my thigh?

What is this lump under my skin on the side of my thigh?

? Lipoma vs cysts: Usually skin lumps are lipoma if they are mobile or cysts if they are not mobile. If you have pain or fever, they could be due to infections. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump in my inner thigh, could it be a tumor?

I have a hard lump in my inner thigh, could it be a tumor?

Hard lump Dx: Any hard lump should be evaluated by your physician. It could be as simple as a benign fatty tumor called a lipoma to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a 15 year thigh lump turning cancerous?

What is the probability of a 15 year thigh lump turning cancerous?

By turning: Cancerous, do you know by biopsy during these observational years that it was not cancer/sarcoma? Sarcoma especially of the thigh can be very slow grwing and indeed transmorph from benign elements to malignant, liposarcoma for one, and some fibrosarcomas as well. ...Read more

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I have an itchy colorless lump on the back of thigh what might it be?

I have an itchy colorless lump on the back of thigh what might it be?

Sorry. Can't say.: I know it's not the answer you wanted. But there are many things that could fit this. Mostly not serious. Skin lesions are notoriously hard to diagnose without seeing in person. And some skin lesions are related to other serious diseases. You should have it evaluated by a medical professional. At very least, it should provide you w effective treatment and reassurance. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my upper thigh it harts and it's hard and an inch wide?

I have a lump on my upper thigh it harts and it's hard and an inch wide?

Need more info: There are several possible diagnoses. May be a growth, an abscess or a foreign body or something else. I strongly suggest that you make an appointment with your primary care physician very soon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small lump on my inner thigh. Could it be cancerous?

What to do if I have a small lump on my inner thigh. Could it be cancerous?

Depends: It is hard to tell if the lump is cancer. However, lumps that change and increase in size are more likely to be cancerous. If it is pigmented and that has changed-that is concerning. Frequently, you cannot tell for certain without a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have itchy white lumps appearing on my thigh & lower back. What could they be?

I have itchy white lumps appearing on my thigh & lower back. What could they be?

Folliculitis? Heat?: Folliculitis is tiny pustules where the hair follicles are. Heat rash is related to sweating a lot, with or without "blocked" sweat glands or oil glands. Other times it's related to sports equipment friction, bacteria, moisture, etc... Being in a hot tub can lead to a "hot tub" rashes. Rashes are quite difficult to describe in words, so a doctor needs to look at the rash to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a little lump on the inside of my upper thigh. What may that be caused from?

I have a little lump on the inside of my upper thigh. What may that be caused from?

Many things: It could be a skin cyst, ingrown hair, folliculitis, lymph node, fatty tumor (lipoma), soft tissue cancer (sarcoma), hematoma (bruse from trauma) and many others. ...Read more

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I have a soft, round lump on the back of my thigh. It's painless and not movable. 18 years old.

I have a soft, round lump on the back of my thigh. It's painless and not movable. 18 years old.

Get an exam!: While this may be something benign like a lipoma, it is important to have the lump examined to see whether or not it should be removed. Lumps that are not mobile, sometimes called adherent, are more worrisome - so you should be seen sooner than later. ...Read more